Iraq plans first green hydrogen plant in shift to renewables

Iraq is poised to construct its inaugural green hydrogen facility, boasting an annual production capacity of 800 tonnes, as part of a post-conflict strategy aimed at a gradual transition to sustainable energy, according to the country’s Oil Minister, reported Zawya.

Hayan Abdel Ghani revealed at an energy conference in Baghdad on Monday that the envisaged project is slated for establishment in South Iraq and will encompass a 130-megawatt (MW) solar power plant.

“The Oil Ministry is initiating measures to develop a green hydrogen plant under the ownership of the South Refineries Company,” Ghani stated in remarks published on Tuesday by Aliqtisad News and other Iraqi publications.

Ghani further elaborated that the Ministry has taken strides towards the formulation of a renewable energy law, having submitted a draft to Parliament for deliberation and approval.


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